by Bhoomi Shah Updated on 15 Oct 2018
People who travel on vacation always get choice-paralysis on where to go and does that place come under the budget. Even if one picks the place, not being a local they can’t know what the popular places to visit in Wisconsin Dells and what places are worth their time. Wisconsin Dells is a great place to spend your summer vacation. Even if you are going alone or taking your family with you this is perfect because it has something for everyone. This place as a lot to offer, and will suit everyone. If you picked Wisconsin Dells to vacation this article will help you enjoy the time you spend here.
Let's explore the 15 best things to do in Wisconsin Dells:
1. Wilderness Resort
Wisconsin is famous for it's indoor and outdoor water parks; this also attracts many families and people who are looking to take a cool dip. Rumour has it, once who you have stepped into this you will never leave this place. The kids will love this place as it has four water parks inside the resort. It is also home to one of the largest wave pools in America. It is also the largest water park resort in America. They also have provision to accommodate disabled people. There are also many water rides like Hurricane, Black Hole, Fantastic Voyage and the lazy river.
2. Noah’s Ark Waterpark
It is true that Wisconsin is a land of Water Park; this particular water park has more than 80 attractions for people from all walks of life. They can do relaxing things to extreme things. They have many rides and events including many water slides, wave pools, golf, arcades, bumper boats, gift shops, restaurants to dine in. They also have duck tours; zip line tours, spas, Haunted Houses, Museums, a wildlife park, deer park and much more. They also offer food concessions and even the visitors can bring their own food in. This is famous among the locals.
3. Dell boat tours
This has been a popular tourist area since the eighteen hundreds. It has been a fishing hotspot and boating area. There is a both upper and a lower gorge that is separated by a dam. Many private boats are available for tours and others. The upper gorge area is more popular as it has towering cliffs and some beautiful pine trees that set good scenery. They also offer sunset dinner tours and brilliant views. Witches Gulch is a popular place in that area; it’s a perfect place to take your dog for a stroll. It is also perfect if you want to be one with nature.
4. Cave of Mounds
Located in Blue Mounds Wisconsin, this is the highest point in southern Wisconsin. This is place is perfect if you love caves and outdoor picnics etc. There is a separate place for picnics, walking and hiking trails in this area. There are rock gardens and gift shops if you want to pick up a souvenir. There are also many guides that are willing to give cave-tours etc. This place maintains a 50-degree temperature all year along. Hence it makes it cool in the summer and comfortable in the winter. This place is a popular spot for hiking and biking trails, as the visitors can wander and explore the area.
5. Bigfoot Zipline Tours
This is available for a yearlong service and there are a total of 6 zip lines that are available with various features, some are over the water and some offer to land on the island. Only kids above the age of four participate in this. They can also race, as these zip lines can go up to the speed of 50 miles per hour. This offers a full view of the area as it 4300 feet above the ground. This also offers many views as you are zipping above treetops and lakes. This best experienced if you go in a group, it is also good in team-building experiences etc.
6. Big Sky Twin Drive-In
Wisconsin is all about celebrating the past. During the 1950’s the drive-in system was quite famous and to this day it makes everyone nostalgic. It is perfect for a family who wants to enjoy the evening watching a classic movie. This usually opens in the dusk and the shows lead till midnight. The movie-goes can change the radio frequency in their car to get the audio of the movie. There is also a takeout place and popcorn available in the theatre. This is perfect for all age groups. It also gives a break from the crowed theatres but also still give the experience of watching a movie.
7. Mt. Olympus Theme Park
This is an amusement park in its own right. This is one of the prominent outdoor water parks in the area. But it is not just a theme park but much more than that. They offer a lot of this from go-karts, roller coasters and many water rides. They also have batting cages, arcades, and they also offer free Wi-Fi and pool towels. Many rides are inspired by Greece; they are named Coliseum and Parthenon. There are also many hotels, dining places and cafes nearby. They are the only theme park that offers both indoor and outdoor activities.
8. Wisconsin Deer Park
This deer park is a sprawling 40-acre petting zoo that has been functioning for more than 50 years. It has been entertaining guests from all over the world who wants a chance to get close to a deer and feed them. There are many types of deer, horses and elks in the zoo. They also have many of the domestic and exotic deer. The park stays open from April through October. In the month of May and June, the fawns are born and one can see the males developing antlers in late July. This is perfect if you kids enjoy being around animals.
Are you tired of waking around in sun? Then is the perfect place for you. This is also perfect for a rainy day, and your kids will love it! There are a lot of indoor activities and rides. The best thing about this place is unlimited wristbands. You can go as many rides as you please. There is also an inside trampoline park, if you ever get tired of jumping around there is food court nearby. One must also buy specific socks for jumping around as their socks increase the grip. One can play dodgeball or dunk a baseball.
10. Kalahari Resort
This is a part of the Kalahari Resort and Convention center which offers both indoor and outdoor activities. They are an African safari-themed park and it is the largest in Wisconsin. This is the only park that allows visitors to surf in the park. There is a water park named, the Zambezi that is open from Memorial Day till Labour Day. They also have a ferries wheel, mini-golf course and 24-lane bowling alley. This resort also provides hotel services which one can stay. It is also one of the famous hotel establishments.
11. Red Ridge Ranch
Are you a fan of horses? If yes this is a place you must visit. This horse ranch is where many of the award-winning horses is raised. They also offer the visitors to trail in their trained horses. They are an hour long sessions that take the visitor through farmland, wooded hills, and you also get to ride along the banks of Lemon Weir River. They also conduct summer camps and annual events.
12. Tommy Bartle Water-ski Show
It is one of the best and finest water-ski shows that you can find in the state. It is usually a 90-minute show, with an intermission in the middle that consists of all skits and water stunts. It is popular among the kids and adults alike. It has over 150 interactive exhibits with music, robots, holograms etc. These stunts and acrobats are bound to make your jaw drop. They also offer many skits and stunts off-shore.
13. H.H. Bennett Studio
This museum is one of the oldest photographic museums in the country. It is named after the founder, H.H. Bennett, he is a Canadian-born photographer, who invented the stop-action photography. They also give you a tour of his old photography lab and his old darkroom. The many of the interesting exhibits are from his personal collection. This was one of the main tourist attractions, as it drew many people from different parts of the country and world.
14. Lost Canyon tours
This is one of the longest and deepest canyons in Wisconsin. There are family-owned businesses who are giving tours for almost more than 50 years. This can also be an educational tour and give them a chance to take about history and geology. There are many breath-taking views and stunning sunsets and majestic rock formations in this area.
15. Riverside and Great Northern Railway
Every wondered about the iron arteries of the nation and helps in transporting people and goods. The railways are one of the prominent ways of transportation in the olden days. This is a museum that is built to preserve locomotives and vintage cars. It was opened in the year 1990 and has been run by volunteers ever since. It is a popular spot for tourist to hang out.
Well, there you have it! The 15 must-visit places that one should not miss in their trip to Wisconsin. Other than the above-mentioned places Wisconsin is famous for many activities such as clubbing and shopping. There are also many fine dining experiences.